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Shady Schait’s “Missed Opportunity”

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Mr. Blow Writes In What a tragic missed opportunity. Harold and the entire board could have justified an all expenses paid trip to London. It could have been one of those ‘fact finding’ missions. First class travel, of course, 5 star hotels, luxury dining. Chauffeured Rolls? Hmmm…maybe a bit too much. Go with the Jag. […]

IAFF and Grenfell : Another Missed Opportunity

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Asleep at the Switch or Worse On June 14, 2017, a fire consumed Grenfell Tower, a residential building located in North Kensington, London, killing 79 and injuring many more. Rarely has a building fire garnered so much attention for so long a period of time. Social media and the ghastly imagery are making sure that […]

MAGA: Donald Brings Out the Wackos

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A Lefty with a Gun It’s been a long time since lefties were running around shooting, kidnapping and bombing. I recall some of it during the Vietnam war in the early 70’s. America was sorely tested by an avalanche of tragedies including the murders of MLK, RFK and the war. Richard Nixon, a figure once […]

Wait, I Know That Guy

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Ripping Off Sick Kids Donald Trump’s ghastly behavior, his lying, bullying and abuse, have caused more than one person to say, “wait, I know that guy.” That guy being Harold Schaitberger, of course. Forbes, the business magazine, dropped a bombshell this week that Eric Trump’s pediatric cancer charity was paying huge sums to the Trump […]

Planet of the Apes: Firehouse “Jokes”

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Pass the Salt? When is a “joke” really ritualized hazing or bullying? I worked in a firehouse once where three members decided to place pubic hair in the kitchen salt shakers. The same crew would also rub their exposed genitals up against anyone they thought they could. That’s called whipping it out. The officer-in-charge knew […]

Fairfax: The Best of “Family Night”

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No Moms Left Behind Peggy Fox, a WUSA reporter, talked to a parent who confirmed that during a recent Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Family Night for recruit firefighters, a “captain said that “some practical jokes go on in the station with the new recruits some might call it hazing, some might call it bullying.” […]

Comey (Mostly) Self Destructs

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Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey because the short-term political stars aligned nearly perfectly in the president’s favor. Comey is to blame for the circumstances. In the Clinton email investigation Comey defied FBI investigative procedure when he revealed the results of one investigation or the fact that the other would be conducted. In the […]

Schaitberger on USFA’s Onieal: “Take Him Out”

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IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger has reportedly indicated that he will “take out” Denis Onieal, the acting administrator of the United States Fire Administration (USFA). Schaitberger is said to have made his threat at a recent meeting of Metro Chiefs. His reason? The National Fire Information Reporting System (NFIRS) and the National Fire Operations Reporting […]

War: Boys and Their Toys

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July Fourth, Early This past Thursday the US military deployed the GBU-43, the largest non-nuclear weapon in the arsenal, at a cave site reputed to be used by ISIS in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. For the military it’s the equivalent of  being able to take that brand new Harley you bought out for a spin after a […]

Joe Blow on Pete Gorman

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“Joe Blow”, a sometimes commenter who often takes me to the woodshed, at least metaphorically, wrote in responding to a recent Dave Anders rant about me, the IAFF and Gorman. He had this to say about a Dave Anders comment: “Did you just refer to Pete Gorman as a fly? The man is a colossus […]

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